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“What is your main purpose in life right now?”

As part of my DBA, there is what the university calls a “personal development module.” So people ask me questions that are meant to make you think. The question we got over the holiday period was this: “What is your main purpose in life right now?” I don’t know whether my answer will resonate with… read more »

Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett for Kids

Yesterday’s post regarding the adoption of Perl and RegEx in early childhood has raised some questions as per to which degree we should expose our kids to potentially questionable content.

Perl’s for Kids (and Regular Expressions, too)

We’ve just finished a field study looking at the ability of less than two-year olds starting to learn Perl and Regular Expressions. To avoid any gender bias, we have focused on the female population. From a statistical point of view, we have been able to get 100 % participation of our dataset, which means we… read more »

A good day…

Today I decided to start posting about positive things that happen. I started the day finding out on Fefe’s blog that apparently someone figured out a way to treat about all virus infections you may possibly think of. Instead of targetting the virus – which constantly change – he identified a protein that seems to… read more »

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